The month of August is recognized as National Child Support Awareness Month.

Ohio’s Child Support Program provides services to more than one million children in the state. County Child Support Agencies work diligently to ensure these children receive financial support for a better future.

The child support program encourages responsible parenting, family self-sufficiency and child well-being. Agencies provide services to locate parents, establish parentage, establish child support and medical support orders, collect and distribute child support, modify orders when circumstances have changed, and enforce orders that are not being paid.

County Child Support Agencies provide services to families of all types, from divorcing parents to unmarried parents, to caretaker relatives, to children in the foster care program, and others, regardless of family income.

Locally, the Henry County Child Support Agency administers 1,737 cases and collected more than $4.45 million in child support during 2018.

Support is key for children to grow up happy and strong. Contact the County Child Support Agency if you have questions about child support.

(Information courtesy of Henry County Department of Job & Family Services.)

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